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Jamaica, CARICOM to continue working with OAS in Haiti crisis

Jamaica and other CARICOM members are to continue working through the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the United Nations to help to response the electoral crisis in Haiti following Wednesday's assassination of president ... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Teen girl killed in high-speed motorcycle crash

A teen girl was yesterday killed and two men injured in a motorcycle crash along the West Retreat Main Road in Portland. The driver of the motorcycle, travelling at high speed towards Fellowship, was attempting negotiate a corner after overtaking a... (Jamaica Gleaner)

GoodHeart | Diane Pollard’s big heart beating for philanthropic projects

Diane Pollard, the president and chief executive officer of the Issa Trust Foundation, has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She founded a non-profit in the late 1990s and, while on vacation in Jamaica, presented a proposal to... (Jamaica Gleaner)

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After pandemic pause, Elissa Montanti’s crusade for kids resumes NEW YORK (AP): After more than two decades of beating the odds to obtain medical care for children injured in war and crises around the world, Elissa Montanti’s Global Medical... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Fires down but department warns against slash and burn

The rainy spell being experienced in St Ann over the past few weeks has contributed to a reduction in the number of bush fires in the parish, but the St Ann Fire Department continues to advise against slash and burn, a practice used mainly by... (Jamaica Gleaner)

New units will improve fire brigade services in Manchester – deputy chief

Despite a reduction in emergencies for the month of June, the Manchester Fire Department says there are constraints as a result of the unavailability of labour and is looking forward to the addition of new trucks to the existing fleet. “We are... (Jamaica Gleaner)

MF&G appoints new managing partner

Law firm, Myers, Fletcher... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Community mourns Rev Joel Edwards

Rev Joel Edwards, one of the most influential Jamaica-born Christian leaders to rise to prominence in the UK, died on June 30 following a battle with cancer. In a Facebook message, which he had penned earlier, Rev Edwards thanked everyone for... (Jamaica Gleaner)

MP Dawn Butler gets Blue Plaque honour

LONDON: Dawn Butler, member of parliament for Brent Central, has been honoured with a Blue Plaque in the London borough of Waltham Forest where she was born and raised in recognition of her contributions to politics and community activism. It was... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Don’t play politics with crime, East Portland MP tells Golding

East Portland Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz has hit back at People's National Party (PNP) president Mark Golding over criticism he made against her regarding the state of murders in the parish. Golding, addressing a divisional conference... (Jamaica Gleaner)

No second dose vaccination blitz this weekend

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that there will be no second dose vaccination blitz this weekend. However, Jamaicans who are due their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine are being asked to make their appointments. Second dose... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Man who disarmed, shot policeman at hospital gets 22 years in prison

The prisoner who escaped custody in March after disarming and shooting a policeman at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew has been sentenced to serve 22 years in prison. (Jamaica Gleaner)

Jamaican-American businessman in Florida charged for fatally shooting man

A Jamaican-American businessman in Florida has been charged with second-degree murder in Broward County for the fatal shooting of a man. (Jamaica Gleaner)

Manchester scammers employing new tactics to steal

The commanding officer for the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent Gary Francis is appealing residents to be vigilant when doing business as scammers are finding new ways to steal people's money. (Jamaica Gleaner)

Three more COVID-19 deaths, 71 new cases

Jamaica has recorded three more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,111. The deceased are a 79-year-old man from St Elizabeth, a 52-year-old male from St Ann and a 66-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew. Meanwhile, there were 71... (Jamaica Gleaner)

CSU ups forecast for above-average hurricane season

The Colorado State University has increased its forecast slightly for storms and hurricanes as it maintains that the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season will be above average. It is now forecasting 20 named storms with the potential for nine to... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Norman Scott to go for PNP vice president slot

Mayor of Spanish Town Norman Scott has announced his decision to run for one of the four vice president slots in the People’s National Party (PNP) upcoming vice-presidential election at the annual conference in September. (Jamaica Gleaner)

Sinclair trashes red-light district for MoBay

WESTERN BUREAU: Calls for a red-light district to be established along the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, have triggered stout resistance from Councillor Charles Sinclair. The government senator slammed Montego Bay Chamber of... (Jamaica Gleaner)

‘Is like a God sen’ him’

Forty-four-year-old Christopher Gordon has struggled all his life, but was never able to pull himself up out of poverty. Living near the highway in a 36-square-foot shack with dirt floor in the community of Vanity Fair, Linstead, was all he could... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Summer school hopes dashed for Bog Walk children

Latoya Hedge was teary-eyed as she recalled the ill effects of Tropical Storm Elsa, which drenched dozens of her children’s books and left her lamenting thousands of dollars of damage. The 32-year-old mother of three took time out to reveal how... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Actor Volier Johnson dies suddenly

The theatre and entertainment fraternity has been left in shock following the sudden passing of renowned actor, Volier 'Maffie' Johnson. Johnson's daughter confirmed his passing this evening. (Jamaica Star)

Jamaican on murder charge in Florida after road rage shooting

A Jamaican businessman based in Florida has been charged with second degree murder following a shooting during an incident of road rage in the southern United States state. (Jamaica Star)

Manchester scammers employing new tactics to steal

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Crab farmer clawing his way back after theft

Trelawny crab farmer Jermaine Morris believes that the theft of most of his crustaceans last month has been a blessing in disguise. Morris, 42, stated that bouncing back has been costly but worthwhile. "Now I have to pay people to go and hunt... (Jamaica Star)

Young farmer loves raising chickens

Tian Williams always had a passion for farming and after months of dreaming about it, the 15-year-old is now on his way to becoming a successful chicken farmer. The grade-nine student at Cumberland High School in Portmore, St Catherine,... (Jamaica Star)

CONTROLLED FROM PRISON - Woman says prisoner she met online nearly ruined her life

Months after ending a relationship with a murder-convict who is serving time in one of the country's maximum security prisons, a Corporate Area woman is sounding the warning to other women who would contemplate similar escapades. Keisha*, who is... (Jamaica Star)

Man loses freedom after kicking complainant’s car

A man who is accused of kicking a car out of anger, resulting in $130,000 in damage to the vehicle, found himself in hot water yesterday after it was revealed that he breached a court order to stay away from the complainant. The man, Joel East,... (Jamaica Star)

DREAM KEPT ALIVE - Holness, engineering firm help aspiring doctor

Gavieal Gordon has had a lifelong dream of becoming a medical doctor. The 21-year-old, from Freetown Woodford in St Andrew East Rural, has been working hard throughout her academic life, and gained admittance to The University of the West Indies... (Jamaica Star)

Students salute JWN Foundation scholarship programme

Final-year university students Javelle Stewart and Romario Blackwood say that had it not been for the J. Wray and Nephew (JWN) Foundation scholarships, they would have encountered difficulties pursuing their educational dreams. Stewart, who is... (Jamaica Star)

Cabbie on drug charge

A taxi driver who tried to export 89 pendants that he claimed he found in his cab is now in trouble with the law after it was found that the trinkets contained white powdery substance resembling cocaine. Kenrick Edwards, 44, has been charged... (Jamaica Star)

Party breaches worry health officials

Videos and photographs of people at entertainment events have been making the rounds on social and traditional media and tongues have been wagging; not so much about the reopening of the entertainment sector but rather due to the fact that people... (Jamaica Star)